Nigeria and12 other countries have been named by the World Health Organization as high-risk for Coronavirus by the
So, Nigeria, Algeria, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Mauritius, Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, Angola, DR Congo, and Ivory Coast.
“WHO has identified 13 top priority countries (Algeria, Angola, Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia. Others are Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia). These either have direct links or a high volume of travel to China.
“To ensure rapid detection of the novel coronavirus, it is important to have laboratories which can test samples and WHO is supporting countries to improve their testing capacity. Since this is a new virus, there are currently only two referral laboratories in the African region which have the reagents needed to conduct such tests.
“However, reagent kits are being shipped to more than 20 other countries in the region, so diagnostic capacity is expected to increase over the coming days. Active screening at airports has been established in a majority of these countries and while they will be WHO first areas of focus, the organization will support all countries in the region in their preparation efforts.
“It is critical that countries step up their readiness and in particular put in place effective screening mechanisms at airports and other major points of entry to ensure that the first cases are detected quickly”.
The World Health Organization is already beefing up preparations in the African region to implement recommendations as stated by the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee. The faster Coronavirus is detected, the faster it can be contained. This makes sure it doesn’t affect the health systems of the affected countries.
Coronavirus In Africa As Egypt Records The First Case
The Health Ministry in Egypt has confirmed the first case of the deadly Coronavirus. The authorities made this disclosure on Friday 14th February in a press release. They said the World Health Organization has been informed and the patient is in isolation for monitoring and treatment.
The patient’s nationality was not given. However, Egypt is the 28th country in the world to record Coronavirus and the first in Africa.
So, over 64,000 cases of the Coronavirus have been diagnosed around the world and 1,363 persons have been confirmed dead since its outbreak in Wuhan, China
Nigerian And Other Foreign Nationals Nabbed In India For Promising To Sell Kidneys To Over 200 People
The police in Bengaluru on Sunday nabbed a gang of six which include two Sudanese nationals and a Nigerian. They were, therefore, arrested for duping over 200 persons promising them to sell or buy kidneys online.
So they claimed to have been authorized by the WHO and had wrongly used the name of a hospital and a reputed medical doctor to deceive people seeking kidney transplants.
Those arrested are; Jatin Kumar, 25, Kami Ranjan, 21, from Bommanahalli, Herendra Tripura, 25, from Tripura, Marwan Faisal, 27, Sudan, Ahmed Ismail, 24, Sudan, Esene Lovely, 29, Nigeria
So, they were arrested by tracing the mobile numbers listed on their website after a doctor in a private hospital; Dr. Shafiq M.M complained.
Also, the police recovered ATM, account details, and SIM cards and cellphones after a search was carried out.
Also, it was also gathered that the names of reputable doctors were mentioned to convince their victims. Further, they collected money ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 pretending to issue insurance and register over 200 people.
However, the Nigerian, Esene Lovely, Ismail, and Marwan have overstayed their visas in India.
Jehovah’s Witness Parents Refuse Blood Transfusion For Their Sick Child (VIDEO)
The release of a video showing a Nigerian father refusing medical assistance for his sick daughter, precious, has brought about many outrageous statements. The father claimed that his church, Jehovah’s Witness is against the transfusion of blood.
Harrison Gwamnishu, the activist who shared the video has met with the girl’s parent in Sapele. Precious, who is suffering from Hydrocephalus might need a blood transfusion if she undergoes surgery.
The father said he agrees to medical help but will never consent to blood transfusion to be done on his 1 year and 7 months old daughter.
”We in Jehovah’s witnesses, we don’t take blood. I would not want to transfuse blood into the child. We will not accept a blood transfusion. If in the course of surgery they would transfuse blood in the child, we would not want that. I don’t want my baby to die but that is our faith” the father said